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Matthews: Media Shouldn't Cover RNC Criticism of Hillary
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/13/2009 10:36:51 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Now that Barack Obama is assuming the presidency, partisan criticism is suddenly passé. Really, it's all just so churlish, so "yesterday." Just ask Chris Matthews. In the course of cheerleading the MSNBC coverage of Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing today, Matthews suggested that the media shouldn't cover the Republican National Committee's criticism of Clinton.

The comments came during the Hardball host's chat with Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. A few minutes earlier, Matthews had assured us that those who had the privilege of knowing Hillary personally were aware of what a "wonderful" person she is. Then it was time to attack Republicans for daring not to join the Hillary love-in.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: america2point0; censorship; chrismatthews; clintonista; dnctalkingpoints; hillaryclinton; jonathanalter; mediabias; partisanhack; pravdamedia; rnc; waronerror

1 posted on 01/13/2009 10:36:51 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Matthews: partisanship is passe ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/13/2009 10:37:32 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews Excited Pictures, Images and Photos
3 posted on 01/13/2009 10:39:50 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keep this in mind next time McCain shows up on Hardball to eviscerate Republicans...


4 posted on 01/13/2009 10:42:20 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We’ve now heard from one of the leading National Socialist Democrat (Nazi) propagandists/censors for BO, Piss be upon him.


5 posted on 01/13/2009 10:42:51 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans
6 posted on 01/13/2009 10:43:34 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews finally doing the Full Monty!!! LOL!

Dick Cheney’s past, and transparent association with (a defense-contractor and reputable US company), Halliburton was always dragged up by the media as if VP Cheney was on a retainer during his term in the Bush Administration.

But Clinton’s taking $500million from Saudi and other middle-eastern enemies of the US - is fine as long as he tells Obambi about it.

Only in socialist America with the Clintons as puppet masters.


7 posted on 01/13/2009 10:46:20 AM PST by sodpoodle
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh how I’d love to stuff a sock down his throat!


8 posted on 01/13/2009 10:46:38 AM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews suggested that the media shouldn't cover the Republican National Committee's criticism of Clinton.

And of course we need to remember NBC's short-lived attempt to ban Ann Coulter "for life" because the network didn't want to give airtime to anyone who was going to criticize Obama.

The MSM went all-in a long time ago, and they are going to do everything they can to silence the critics.

9 posted on 01/13/2009 10:48:24 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews is a punk, brown shirt. Watch for more and more of these Omedia losers aggressively work to shut out any opposition to their happy dreams. It will get worse than it has ever been, worse than we’ve imagined, and the RINOs will go along with it.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 10:50:07 AM PST by pallis
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To: RJS1950

“We’ve now heard from one of the leading National Socialist Democrat (Nazi) propagandists/censors for BO, Piss be upon him.”

Read the following, and note #’s 18, 20, and 21:

Communist Goals (1963)

Documention below

Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [”]united force[”] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


11 posted on 01/13/2009 10:50:31 AM PST by This Just In (Support Christian Homeschoolers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I must be in a time warp. Wasn’t it Matthews who while falling all over himself for Obama was making sexist remarks about Hillary and throwing rocks at her during the primary?


12 posted on 01/13/2009 10:52:11 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews was all but calling Hillary a piece of sh?t when she was running against Zero. Now that she is part of the team, she can do no wrong. These people are so predictable.
13 posted on 01/13/2009 10:52:46 AM PST by kempo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is scary beyond words.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 10:53:21 AM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Chrissie, why not. The media covered every friggin criticism of President G.W. Bush.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 10:53:31 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: LottieDah
"The media covered every friggin criticism of President G.W. Bush."



Wheather real or imagined.
16 posted on 01/13/2009 11:02:57 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But it’s OKAY to talk gossip about Gov Palin’s family, right Shivers?

Shivers Matthews, go back and check MSNBC election coverage, at just prior to this time stamp, Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:14:32 PM:

From;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2073048/posts?page=2660#2660

To: Mr. Binnacle

Oh God, MSNBC, now Shivers Matthews can’t get over attacking the Palin Family, can’t win on Ideas, Shivers?

2,660 posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:14:32 PM by Son House


17 posted on 01/13/2009 11:10:27 AM PST by Son House (Mr. Ă˜bama, Your Tax Increases Are Decreasing Job Opportunities)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Americas First Couple
18 posted on 01/13/2009 11:12:08 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Is that Walter Mercado with Barry O?


19 posted on 01/13/2009 11:13:30 AM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Never heard of Mercado but I think the guy in pink is the one that had the feeling run up his leg. :)


20 posted on 01/13/2009 11:20:03 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just ROFLOL..What else can I do..INCREDIBLE


21 posted on 01/13/2009 11:23:24 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: This Just In

George Putnam (RIP) used to read us those goals on his show once in a while.


22 posted on 01/13/2009 11:23:56 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: pallis

23 posted on 01/13/2009 11:29:35 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: This Just In
California Dems Introduce Bill To Allow Communist Indoctrination in Public Schools (Little Green Footballs 3-06-08 Charles Johnson)

Here’s the PDF file: sb_1322_bill_20080220_introduced.pdf

(1) The Civic Center Act requires the governing body of a school district to grant the use of school property, when an alternative location is not available, to nonprofit organizations, and clubs or associations organized to promote youth and school activities. Existing law also prohibits an individual, society, group, or organization from using school property for the commission of any act intended to further a program or movement the purpose of which is to accomplish the overthrow of the government of the United States or of the state by force, violence, or other unlawful means.

This bill would permit the school board to require the furnishing of information as it deems necessary to determine that the use of school property for which application is made would not violate that provision.

This bill would also delete provisions regarding a person who intends to use school property on behalf of an organization to deliver a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that the organization is not a Communist action organization or Communist front organization required to be registered with the Attorney General of the United States or does not, to the best of that person’s knowledge, advocate the overthrow of the government of the United States or of the State of California by force, violence, or other unlawful means.

(2) Under existing law, a permanent or classified school employee, or a classified community college employee may be dismissed from employment for specified causes, including, but not limited to, commission of a felony.

This bill would delete provisions that a permanent or classified school employee, or a classified community college employee may be dismissed from employment if he or she is a knowing member of the Communist Party

(3) Existing law prohibits a teacher from giving instruction and prohibits a school district from sponsoring any activity that reflects adversely upon a person because of his or her race, sex, color, creed, handicap, national origin, or ancestry.

This bill would delete provisions that prohibit a teacher giving instruction in a school or on property belonging to an agency included in the public school system from teaching communism with the intent to indoctrinate or to inculcate in the mind of any pupil a preference for communism. The bill would also delete provisions that a teacher may be dismissed from employment if he or she teaches communism in that way.

(4) Under existing law, a public employee is required to answer, under oath, specified questions, including, but not limited to, knowing membership in an organization advocating the forceful or violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of any state.

This bill would delete these provisions. The bill would also delete related findings and declarations by the Legislature regarding communism and the Communist Party.


24 posted on 01/13/2009 11:31:49 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: weegee

Looks like Chris Matthews is auditioning to be the BHO’s very own Paul Joseph Goebbels.


25 posted on 01/13/2009 11:33:45 AM PST by Ranger Warrior
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If it weren't for double standards, the media wouldn't have any standards.


26 posted on 01/13/2009 11:42:04 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I swear this kind of stuff really gets my goat. What does one do. I dont watch him. I dont watch others but surely their is something we can do. Email? Call? Protest? I just dont know if these things work. I see him deleting everything.


27 posted on 01/13/2009 11:55:15 AM PST by GoCards
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To: weegee

Thanks, weegee. Read my tag.


28 posted on 01/13/2009 11:57:01 AM PST by This Just In (Support Christian Homeschoolers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Missy: These are tired, old, partisan cheap shots

The same words could have been used against him for the last 8 years.

29 posted on 01/13/2009 12:15:58 PM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: GoCards

Mail in postcards. They may wind up in the trash but it all slows down the mailroom. And doesn’t carry any threat. And is cheaper than a letter.

You can probably get pre-stamped postcards from the postoffice (rather than paying 75 cents for a graphic postcard).

The volume of hate mail will not be lost on the networks.

Ultimately, I suggest dropping your cable/digital/satellite subscription for the next four years. Even if you do not watch MSNBC, your monthly bill is being shared with them.

Either they become more accountable to the viewing public and present a critical account from both leading perspectives (left AND right) in politics or the digital companies need to stop bundling programming as a means of hiking the monthly bill price (why pay for 350 channels a month for $60, when you are only regularly watching 6-17 of them?).


30 posted on 01/13/2009 12:20:37 PM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Lordy, Lordy. Chrissy Mathews does not begin to understand what the role of a free press is, in our constitutional republic.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "The Silence of Snow"

The Declaration, the Constitution, parts of the Federalist, and America's Owner's Manual, here.

31 posted on 01/13/2009 12:25:30 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Latest book: www.AmericasOwnersManual.com)
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To: This Just In

Nothing new to me. The Nazis and the Communist party generally had the same ultimate goals. The difference was that the communist party was an established world-wide socialist movement where the Nazis were a nationalist movement with world domination goals. The communist theory was developed in the 1800s, Hitler was still getting his movement going but he was still a socialist POS who hated the communists because they were a bigger threat to his schemes than anyone else.

BO and the truly radical/socialist democrat party has only gelled over about the last 40 years so BO and his buddies are newbies against a federal constitution that stands in the way of them claiming total power. Communist or Nazi, it matters not. They are still the enemy to the constitution and they are attempting the same type of power grab the Nazis did and using a lot of the same technicques.

The whole (expletive deleted) party should have been outlawed in 1865 like the Nazis were after WWII.


32 posted on 01/13/2009 12:50:28 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There are few in the MSM more deserving of contempt than Chrissy Matthews, b/c he is so blatantly biased and dishonest, yet has one of the largest egos around, imagining that he is God’s gift to journalism and politics.. The gap between his self-perception and the reality is bigger than the Grand Canyon.


33 posted on 01/13/2009 1:34:30 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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To: JohnnyP

I love the times when I flip the remote and accidentally see Matthews on the screen. I fully extend my arm, take careful aim, slowly but deliberately and with steady presence, press the channel button and POW! He’s gone.


34 posted on 01/15/2009 5:31:06 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Dilbert56

Have you read anything about this in mainstream media? Executive Order 12919, signed by Bill Clinton June 3, 1994.


35 posted on 01/21/2009 9:41:18 AM PST by TiaS
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To: sodpoodle
I was listening to Clinton nomination hearings this morning when they decided to break before finalizing her confirmation. Watching for brief period of time, I only heard Republicans supporting her nomination. The conflicts of interest are the most glaring of any I have ever seen.

Read Executive Order 12919: Signed June 3, 1994, by President Clinton.

36 posted on 01/21/2009 10:43:02 AM PST by TiaS
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